Bette L. (Grubb) Lockhart, Poland, Ohio Obituary


POLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Bette Louise (Grubb) Lockhart, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 17, 2022.

She was born on July 30, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Frederick A. and the late Nellie L. Welch Grubb.

Bette married Harry F. Lockhart on October 18, 1950 and they were together for over 70 years until her death in August 2021.

Harry and Bette retired to Hudson, Florida in 1991, returning north to live in Poland in 2009.

Bette graduated in 1944 from Bartlett High School in Washington County, Ohio and later from the Robert Morris School of Business in Pittsburgh.

She worked as an accountant in Pittsburgh until she and Harry started a family. Later in life, Bette was employed as an internal auditor for Hospitality Motor Inn, later the Harley Hotel, in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania until her retirement.

In addition to raising her family, Bette served as church organist for several Pittsburgh-area congregations. His love and talent for music were passed on to his grandchildren. Additionally, she enjoyed quiet hobbies like doing daily crossword puzzles, putting together puzzles, and watching Lawrence Welk every Saturday night.

Bette and Harry resided in Pittsburgh for much of their married life where they raised their two sons, James (Catherine) of Naples, Florida and Gary (Marilyn) of Poland. Bette was extremely proud of her three grandchildren, Jason (Nikki) of Seattle, Washington, Halli (Adam) Pliml of Novelty, Ohio and Samuel (Rebecca) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was perhaps even prouder of her three grand-
grandchildren, Daniel Harry, Emily Louise and Ellie Amy whom she loved to watch growing up.

In the later stages of her life, Bette’s greatest joy was watching photos and videos of these children, who always made her smile.

Bette is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Virginia R. Hutchinson and a brother, Robert L. Grubb.

A memorial celebration of Bette’s life is planned for later this spring. Burial is in Riverside Cemetery in Poland.

Professional arrangements are taken care of by Higgins Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.

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A television tribute will air Thursday, January 20 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV, and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.


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